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ACE Report #10818
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App-based, pressure-sensing muscle training intervention associated with improved pain/ROM post-TKA


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Improved early outcome after TKA through an app-based active muscle training programme-a randomized-controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Nov;26(11):3429-3437. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-4918-2

Contributing Authors: GI Wassilew E Liodakis T Pfitzner S Hardt MRG Schulz H Horstmann TS Weber-Spickschen

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Synopsis

60 patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to postoperative usual care with or without the addition of an app-based, feedback-controlled muscle activation trainer (GenuSport Knietrainer). Patients allocated to the trainer group was prescribed 3-5 sessions of use of the trainer during hospitalization. Results demonstrated significantly greater active knee range of motion and ...

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